Properly Closing Your Program


Please submit your Final Evaluation with your supervisor and provide us with a copy of your itinerary prior to departure.

Tax information

During your program, you are required to pay Federal Income Tax, State Income Tax and possibly City Income Tax on the stipend you receive from your host company. Tax returns must be filed on or before April 15 for the previous tax year (January 1 – December 31). If you are training during two different calendar years, you must file taxes twice. To file your return, you will receive a W-2 from your host firm, so be sure to leave your firm with a forwarding address once your depart. You must also complete a Form 8843.

Stay connected

After your program concludes, please consider contributing to the U.S. Department of State’s blog, Route J-1, and be sure to join the International Exchange Alumni network.